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Joint panel to reconsider TOT-CAT merger

Thailand’s ICT Ministry and Finance Ministry will discuss the possibility of merging the country’s two …

TOT looks at major restructuring

Thailand’s state-owned TOT is looking at splitting into five or six subsidiaries with private operating …

Thailand’s True Corp may trim IPO fund to $1.9B – report

Due to a dispute with state-owned CAT Telecom, debt-laden True Corp – which runs mobile …

DTAC takes to court to halt CAT/True plans

Thai newspaper The Nation reports that operator DTAC has filed a complaint with the courts related to an agreement between rivals CAT and True Corp, which would see these companies jointly investing in CDMA and HSPA mobile services.

CAT yet to agree Thai 3G launch conditions

Dow Jones reports that the board of state-owned operator CAT has yet to agree to partner Total Access Communication’s plan to commercially launch 3G services.

Thai state hits operators with US7B bill

Thai state-owned operator TOT has demanded THB214.7 billion (US$7 billion) in unpaid fees from the country’s privately-owned operators in what could be the start of a lengthy legal battle. Bloomberg reports that TOT will pursue THB76.4 billion from Advanced Info Service (AIS), THB97 billion from Total Access Communication (DTAC), THB36.4 billion from True Corp. and THB700 million baht from TT&T, according to a statement by the Thai Information and Technology Ministry.

Hutchison agrees to sell Thai CDMA business to CAT Telecom

Hutchison Telecom has agreed to sell its telecoms business in Thailand to state-owned operator CAT Telecom.

Report: Thai 3G imminent as conflict draws to end

3G services should be available in Thailand within the next six to twelve months, according to a Bangkok Post report that cites comments from Information and Communications Technology Minister Mun Patanotai.

CAT says TOT offer for Thai Mobile is too low

CAT Telecom has rejected an offer by TOT Plc to take over the former’s 42 percent holding in Thai Mobile for 2.4 billion baht (US$70 million), and instead is proposing to buy TOT’s 58 percent share for 3.3 billion baht, reports The Bangkok Post.

 

TOT to pay CAT Telecom for 1900MHz rights

As expected, Thailand’s TOT today signed an initial deal with rival state agency, CAT Telecom, to pay THB2.4 billion (US$71 million) for the right to operate in the 1900MHz frequency, which can support 3G services.